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$25,000 per Month – Sonoma County’s Most Expensive Rental

If you want to live like a celeb in a private Wine Country getaway, 675 Shiloh Canyon could be just the home for you. At $25,000 per month, it is Sonoma County’s most expensive rental listing.  (The county’s next most-pricey rental is 210 2nd Street in Healdsburg, at $10,500 per month.) Photos courtesy of Mike Morelli of Vista Grand Creative. Located in Santa Rosa in an exclusive gated community, Shiloh Estates, adjacent to the Mayacama Golf Club, “Villa Moderna” is 4,500… Read More »

Do 4-bedroom bargains exist in Sonoma County?

There has been much news lately about the high prices of Sonoma County real estate (click here for a refresher), particularly our area’s most expensive four-bedroom homes, so today we are on a bargain hunt.  Depending on the town, there are four-bedroom, two-bath homes available anywhere from the low $400,000’s to the low $600,000’s.  We even found a cute bargain in Geyserville, but somebody just snapped it up because it is now contingent-show. Rohnert Park 8125 Santa Barbara Drive in… Read More »

What $400K in Sonoma County will get you

It is no secret that finding a home in Sonoma County with a $400,000 maximum budget is not easy.  In fact, in the town of Sonoma it is not even possible at the moment.  Healdsburg has one home in our price range but the details about it were unclear (the listing photos show two different kitchens!) so it did not make our list.  Cloverdale has a handful of homes, but they were either contingent, age-restricted for seniors only or had murky… Read More »

Spectacular Ultramodern Windsor Winery Home for $9.9M

Today we take a look at true Sonoma County eye candy, a 20-acre vineyard estate with an award-winning modern home located at 6201 Starr Road in Windsor.  Known as Retrospect Vineyards, it is listed for $9,900,000. Listed by Tina Shone, Sotheby’sInternational.  Photos by Russell Abraham and Marion Brenner. Retrospect Vineyards received one of the prestigious “2015 American Architecture Awards” for the best new buildings designed and constructed by American architects. Completed in 2014, the home is being sold because the… Read More »

Cloverdale – the new hot spot in local real estate?

All photos courtesy of NORCAL MLS. Today we are taking a peek at Cloverdale, located in the Alexander Valley and known as a city with lots of growth potential and small-town charm. Homes here are a relative bargain compared to many other parts of the county.  With a current population of approximately 11,032, it will be interesting to see how the city expands and home values change over the years as the SMART train becomes a viable commuting option.  … Read More »

What you can get under $500,000 in Sonoma County

All photos courtesy of NORCAL MLS.   Today we are shopping for homes in the $450,000 to $500,000 range.  Once again, there is quite a bit of variety in this price range depending on the location.  We also have an update on the $22 million Kenwood property from a few weeks ago (click here for a refresher).  It has been split into separate listings – 730 Adobe Canyon Road for $7,200,000 and 748 Adobe Canyon Road at $12,400,000.  Let’s check… Read More »

Peek Inside One of Sonoma County’s Most Unusual Homes

Never mind the Flintstone house in San Mateo – Sonoma County has its own unusual and noteworthy home, complete with two pools, a swim up bar and a medieval stone tunnel.  3777 Skyfarm Drive in Santa Rosa is a whopping 9,600 square feet and has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a private guest wing with its own kitchen and a custom 400 gallon built-in fish tank. Listed at $3,695,000, the house is located on a hilltop one-acre lot and has views… Read More »

What $1 Million Can Buy You in Sonoma County

Back in the day, a million dollars was the ultimate amount of money to many people (even Dr. Evil).  It is still quite a hefty sum, and today we are checking out what a million dollars can buy you in Sonoma County.  Our neighbor, Napa, was just named fourth on Realtor.com’s list of areas with the highest percentage of million dollar homes.  The price range starts at $950,000 and goes up to $1,000,000, but we adjusted the price a bit… Read More »

What You Can Rent for $2,500 in Sonoma County

According to Zillow, the median rent throughout Sonoma County is $2,250, so today we are looking at our favorite homes in the $2,000 to $2,500 price range. Looking for homes to rent is not an easy task, and many of the homes we liked were already lease-pending.  Here’s a roundup: Santa Rosa 1707 Saint Anthony Way is a 1,750 square-foot three-bedroom, two-bath home in Southeast Santa Rosa for $2,500.  This is a fairly new house is a single story with… Read More »